'How to speak Dublin' - An educational guide to mastering the Dublin dialect

It's a complicated remastering of the English language

'How to speak Dublin' - An educational guide to mastering the Dublin dialect

Mastering just one of the capital's many distinctive turns of phrase

Ireland’s own Hiberno-English gives the English language spoken in the country its own broad set of nuances to differentiate it from the Queen's English.

But the country’s many sub-dialects are another beast entirely. And sometimes the capital’s unique command of the English language is a vernacular all its own.

Comedy trio Foil Arms and Hog have produced a sketch that excellently portrays the difficulties in educating non-Dubs on the language of the city, with everything from the addition of an ‘O’ to names, to the accurate pronunciation of “I will in me bleedin’ hole”, on to the difference between ‘yiz’ and ‘dem lot’.

In case it needs saying, there is some strong language in the following clip.